Callestock Blog

07 Dec

21 gifts for anyone who loves Cornwall

How's your Christmas shopping going? Did you jump on the Black Friday bandwagon? Maybe you're one of those people who has bought and wrapped all their presents by October...

The average UK household expects to spend a whopping £473.83 on gifts in 2017 - from stocking fillers for the kids and grandkids to gifts for your other half, the teacher, the postman and even the binmen.

So, to save you the time and effort of digging around the internet for hours, we've done the hard work and tested all of these wonderful Cornish products that will bring a little piece of Cornwall to wherever you live.

You're welcome.

21. Cornish pasties by post

Just because you can't make it to Cornwall this Christmas doesn't mean you can't enjoy the traditional local dish. Philps can send you a delicious freshly prepared Cornish pasty by post, ready to pop in the oven for a warming Winter meal.

Cornish pasty delivery by post

Learn more about Philps Cornish Pasties by post >>>

20. St Justin jewellery

Crafted in Cornwall using pewter, bronze, silver and Cornish tin, this makes a memorable and special gift at any time of year. We love the Poldark collection featuring Wheal Leisure coins and the beautiful pendants made from Cornish tin.

jewellery heart necklace

Browse the St Justin Jewellery collection >>>

19. Cornish Furniss biscuits

They've been making biscuits in Cornwall for over 130 years, and our guests love them. Cornish Fairings by Furniss are spicy, crunchy and incredibly moorish - perfect for Boxing Day munchies.

crumbly biscuits

Visit the online biscuit shop >>>

18. Scillies Flowers

Because of the mild temperatures, the narcissi come into flower early on the Isles of Scilly, off the West coast of Cornwall. This means you can fill your home cheer someone up with a bunch of the bright and colourful blooms much earlier than the Spring, ordering throughout December for pre-Christmas delivery.

Cornish flowers

Order yours online in five minutes, adding a personal message >>>

17. Trevibban Mill Wine Tour

This is the perfect gift for the wine lover in your life. As well as sampling seven of the winery's tipples, the grand tour includes a guided walk around the vineyard, orchard and lakeside, followed by lunch overlooking the valley. This gift experience is available from Easter.


Learn more and book your vineyard walking tour here >>>

16. Cornishware

This classic striped tableware brings a touch of rustic style to any home - the blue stripe is our personal favourite. Its colours reportedly reminded an early employee of the blue skies and white waves of Cornwall, so it's a great reminder of the striking Cornish coast.

Cornishware website

Browse the blue stripe Cornishware collection here >>>

15. Skinner's Ale

Brewed in the city of Truro, these hoppy ales are sold in pubs, restaurants and bars throughout the county. But you don't have to visit the region to enjoy a pint - the brewery shop can send gift packs right to your door, featuring some of its favourite brews, including Betty Stogs, Lushingtons and Porth Leven.

Skinner's Brewery Shop

Visit the online Skinner's Brewery Shop to order >>>

14. Art by Whistlefish Gallery

Capture the beauty of the region with a print of the Cornish landscape or maybe a canvas featuring boats in Padstow harbour. This quirky and unique artwork makes a memorable Christmas gift, serving as a constant reminder of happy days spent in the county.

painting of the sea

Browse the gallery at Whistlefish >>>

13. Cornish cheese

Mmmmmm.... a little slice of Cornish blue on your Christmas cheeseboard is the perfect addition to a leisurely after-dinner treat. This sweet creamy cheese has been handmade on a family farm on Bodmin Moor for over 15 years and will make a mouthwatering pressie for the cheese lover in your life.

blue cheese with grapes

See what cheeses are available online here >>>

12. Cornish Dreckly Clock

Dreckley / Dreckly - at some point in the future; soon, but not immediately; like "mañana", but less urgent (derives from English "directly" but differs in meaning) Source

This clock sums up the pace of life in Cornwall - laid back, relaxed and chilled. Who needs to know the exact time when an approximate guess will do the job.

Dreckly wall clock

Shop the Dreckly Wall Clock >>>

11. Warren's Saffron Cake

It's yellow, it's tasty and it's made in Cornwall by the oldest bakery in the county - the experts at Warren's produce one of the finest saffron cakes in the land and, if you ask nicely, they'll deliver one right to your door in a stylish presentation tin.

Warren's Bakery

Pick up your Saffron Cake in a presentation tin >>>

10. Atlantic Blankets

We love the cosy blankets, rugs and scarves made and sold by this Cornish husband and wife team. One of our favourites is the bright and colourful ice-cream stripe throw which will bring a little piece of Cornwall into your home, wherever you are.

wool blanket throw

Take a peek at the stunning Atlantic Blankets >>>

9. Weekend Escape at Callestock

Okay, okay, so this is a shameless plug, but what better way to say "I love you" this Christmas than with a weekend away together in your own little converted barn in Cornwall? Light the wood-burning stove, pull the curtains and snuggle up for a romantic few days away from the hustle and bustle of everyday life.

Callestock Courtyard Cottages

Check availability and give Liz a call for details >>>

8. Tarquin's Gin

Do we need to justify why this one's included? Its zingy, crisp flavour goes well with a festive cheeseboard or smoked salmon. Yum.

gin pouring into glass

Order your bottle of Tarquin's Gin here >>>

7. Fudge

Just when you think you can't possibly manage another bite this Christmas, someone produces a box of Cornish clotted cream fudge and you can't resist. Crumbly, yet creamy, there's always room for a piece of Roskilly's fudge.

Roskilly's website

Order your box of Cornish clotted cream fudge >>>

6. Cornwall Soapbox

Smellies aren't always a popular Christmas gift, but if they comprise handmade soap, a scented candle or one of the aromatherapy hair and body products from the Cornwall Soapbox, they'll be a big hit. The Christmas Scented Reed Dispenser will fill your house with festive cinnamon, nutmeg and clove.

organic soap

Browse the shop >>>

5. Trenance Chocolate

Steer clear of the boring old Dairy Milk this year and make an impression with a box of luxury chocolates, handmade in Cornwall by the expert chocolatiers in Mullion. Next time you're on holiday in the county, try and make time to visit the factory where you can see the masters at work.

gourmet chocolates

Order Trenance chocolates online >>>

4. St Eval Candle

Apple & Elderflower, Blackcurrant Flower and Cinnamon & Orange - just three of the mouthwatering scents you could have in your home this Christmas with a gift from this little candle company. As well as candles, they also produce reed diffusers, soaps and lotions. Our favourite is sea salt.


Shop the candle range at St Eval >>>

3. Camel Valley Brut

They've been producing award winning wines for almost 20 years, using grapes grown in sunny Cornwall. Their fresh and fruity sparkling wines are paprticularly tasty, while the white wine, with its apricot aroma, is yum served with fish.

white win glasses

Learn more about Camel Valley products and shop >>>

2. Cornish Air

Fresh sea air is credited with improving sleep quality, reducing stress levels and boosting endorphins. But it's not always easy to take a deep breath in person so Liz has developed a new line of Callestock gifts which includes jars (small, medium or large) of sea air. Collected fresh from the beaches on the north coast, quality is guaranteed.

Cornish coast

Contact Liz direct to order ;-)

1. Rodda's clotted cream gift box

The guests at Callestock Courtyard love the Cornish cream tea that is waiting for them when they arrive at the cottages, so this little gift box is our number one gift this Christmas. Delivered straight to your door, anywhere in the UK, this iconic treat contains four scones, delicious strawberry jam and two tubs of traditional clotted cream, made by Rodda's using milk produced by the herd of Callestock cows.

Cornish cream tea gift box

Get the cream tea gift box >>>

That's our round-up of 21 fantastic Cornish gifts that would be most welcome under any tree this December - but if you're ordering for someone else, don't feel too bad about adding a gift or two to your basket for yourself.... you deserve it.

Merry Christmas and we look forward to seeing you here in sunny Cornwall next year